first kiss

Typewriter5by Dryden27 Sep 2019

first kiss

"do not let
your left hand
know what
your right hand
is doing"

i didn't know
chivalry
that summer
(i was 6)

but there she
stood
her hair
(braided red)

before she
crushed her
lips like raspberry jujubes
into mine i
watched
one of my hands
(nonchalant, like)
dismiss
a carrion fly
tracking the freckled map
on her
blazing forehead